FILE - Local residents observe as a tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt, in this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 file photo. Investors nervous about instability gripping Egypt drove Middle... more 
FILE - Local residents observe as a tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt, in this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 file photo. Investors nervous about instability gripping Egypt drove Middle Eastern stocks down sharply Sunday Jan 30 2011 as markets reopened following a weekend of violent protests. The losses, led by a drop of more than 4 percent in the regional business hub Dubai, reflect concerns the unrest that has roiled the Arab world's most populous country and nearby Tunisia could spread, jeopardizing an economic recovery across the region. (AP Photo) less 
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